Task 12 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge – Makeup and Skincare

It’s week 12 of my Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, join me today as I help you remove all those things in your home you no longer need or use.

I don’t know about you, but I find it really easy to accumulate many face creams, moisturisers, lip gloss and makeup.  Some of them just take so long to use up that I get tired of them (typically lipgloss and blush) and want to use something else. I tend to have a favourite and just stick with it for a few months then start a new whenever I feel the desire and leave the old one to just sit in the drawer. But it’s this kind of habit that that sees me have a more of a collection than I should have.  Do you have the same tendencies? 

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Decluttering Task #12

MAKEUP AND SKINCARE

Did you know that most skincare and makeup products have a used by date? Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t realise, but if you have a look on your products usually it is mentioned in a very small font. You may find it hard to say goodbye to some of your much-loved lipsticks or eye shadows, however like food they all have a shelf life.

You may find it hard to say goodbye to some of your much-loved lipsticks or eye shadows, however like food they all have a shelf life.

TODAY’S TASK: PURGE AS MANY MAKEUP AND SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT ARE OUT OF DATE AND/OR WILL NO LONGER USE

Note: My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit

  • Take each product out of where you store it. As you do this check to see if it has an expiry, if so throw it away.
  • If not, follow these guidelines here to see if you should purge it.
  • Group like items together.
  • Look at how you store your makeup/skincare and see if you need to improve the storage solution.
  • Determine what items you haven’t used in over 12 months and consider purging them.
  • Add any new and/or your current storage products in your cupboard to help you keep it organised.
  • Place items you don’t use often towards the back and your regular makeup and skincare to the front.

I’m purging some eyeshadow that is really not me and moisturiser creams that are out of date.

You may find it hard to say goodbye to some of your much-loved lipsticks or eye shadows, however like food they all have a shelf life.

MAKE UP EXPIRY CHECKLIST

Download and print a copy of my Makeup Expiry Dates Checklist for FREE when you subscribe to my weekly newsletter.  Blu-tak the list inside your bathroom cupboard as a point of reference for when you purchased your makeup, or when it needs replacing.

 

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HOW TO ORGANISE YOUR MAKEUP – Makeup can easily become cluttered within the drawers, these tips are simple and effective to help organise your makeup.

  READ MORE: How to organise your makeup.

Makeup can easily become cluttered within the drawers, these tips are simple and effective to help organise your makeup.

HOW TO TAKE YOUR MAKEUP FROM DAY TO NIGHT – Real mum quick and easy ideas, showing us how to take your makeup from day to night.

  READ MORE: How to take your makeup from day to night.

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Do you store your makeup on top of the bench, or in a drawer?

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10 comments

Katarina March 20, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Hi Kat
This is a great task. I find that I accumulate a lot of makeup also and tend to forget about the expiry dates. It all kind of ends up in the bottom draw of my vanity unit, makes a mess and isn’t well organised and then gets forgotten because that’s the easiest thing to do. It’s been a while since I purged, so tonight will be the night 🙂 thanks for the reminder!
Kat

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Michelle March 20, 2019 - 9:39 AM

By reading your blog you have kept me organized for a long time. My friends are envious. My attic is cleaned out , my closets are in order, drawers and cabinets. The bedrooms, bath and kitchen are organized. Getting rid of stuff is wonderful. Following your blog has paid off.

My grown children appreciate it so they won’t have to take on an overstuffed house.

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Joanne March 20, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Thank you for these weekly tasks – some of them I have already done, others (like the linen cupboard) will have to wait (as we are fixing and re-painting walls and laying new floors at the same time! I am enjoying the task of organising cupboards and shelves, and together with finding a cleaner this year, my house is feeling better than it has for the last 15 years 🙂

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Margaret March 21, 2019 - 11:18 PM

The Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers want cleaned mascara brushes to to upcycled to care for their furry and feathered friends.
Wash with warm soapy water to clean prior to sending to PO Box 898, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 or check with local carers in your area. So much better than more landfill.

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Margaret March 21, 2019 - 11:18 PM

The Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers want cleaned mascara brushes to be upcycled to care for their furry and feathered friends.
Wash with warm soapy water to clean prior to sending to PO Box 898, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 or check with local carers in your area. So much better than more landfill.

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Ruth March 23, 2019 - 6:44 AM

This is easy O keef’s working hands 2 tubes 1 tub all in date one mostly gone soap shampoo and deodorant all in date I’m done. I don’t tend to use lotions or potions and I hate makeup. I say to people this is me like it or don’t look.

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Gwen March 26, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Thank you for these tasks, I have cleaned my pantry, cutlery draws, plastic cupboard & linen cupboard, thrown out things I have not used for ages.

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Robyn Raw April 5, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Hi . I deleted declutter task 11 by accident before I read it. What was it please? These challenges are very helpful in getting my home organised, without feeling overwhelmed. Thank you!

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Jacinta o'meara May 20, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Hi Robyn, Utensils was Task 11. If you go the The Organised Housewife webpage, you can find all the Tasks that have been listed so far (i had to do this recently as also accidentally deleted a Task).

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 21, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Hi Robyn, you can view all the past declutter posts here: https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/declutter-52-things-in-52-weeks-challenge/ – thank you! Kat.

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